Monthly Archives: November 2008

Nine in a Row! Bears 3, Admirals 2

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Simian Hockey Hijinks

Chimps and and monkeys are entertaining — that’s just a simple fact. So finding a hockey-savvy chimpanzee named Foxie who’s a pretty darned talented goalie is too good not to share . . . I, for one, would not challenge … Continue reading

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First Quarter Assessment: OFB’s Take in a Southeast Blogger Party

We were asked this past week to pen a first-quarter-of-the-season summary for the Caps by the blog Illegal Curve. IC’s idea was clever — to have a blogger who’s been following each Southeast division team chime in with a state … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks & Notes – Montreal, 11/28

After seeing the buses from Quebec parked outside the Verizon Center and hearing the slurred taunts (in French, natch) on the way in, I knew it was going to be an interesting game.  I also heard it was a sellout, … Continue reading

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Seventy Two Hours To Savor

Bookmark November 26-28, 2008, as a defining 72 hours for the Washington hockey organization this season. Actually, go back and include the final 5:14 of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. Down 4-0 in the final game of a real rough … Continue reading

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Hockey from the Heart: Depleted Caps 3, Healthy, High-Flying Habs 0

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Number 27 in Your Program

Number 27 in your program will now read D Karl Alzner.  The Caps Media Relations blog has the story. “Alzner wore 27 with the Calgary Hitmen and the Canadian National Junior Team. Alzner and Mike Green both idolize Scott Niedermayer … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign and Recall Defenseman Bryan Helmer

The Washington Capitals have another healthy body to play defense tonight as they have signed and recalled a Bryan Helmer.  From the press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have signed defensemen Bryan Helmer and recalled him from the … Continue reading

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Black Friday Blues

It’s Black Friday.  You’ve thought about heading out to the mall looking for bargains on Christmas presents, but you don’t want to be another small fish in the sea of humanity, fighting for parking spaces, and standing in long lines. … Continue reading

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Rocking a Brand-Altering Identity: The Genesis of the Caps’ ‘Rock the Red’ Campaign

What if instead of ‘Rock the Red’ the Capitals last spring had unveiled ‘Believe in Red,’ ‘Red Rage,’ or ‘The Rise of the Red’ as a marketing slogan? Doesn’t quite carry the same ring or flair, does it? Those branding … Continue reading

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